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Shen Zhen, the Garden City


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Shen Zhen, the Garden City

The golf course and its adjacent houses in Shen Zhen.

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Regulations on City Planning of the Shenzhen Municipality

Why would a foulmouthed racist xxx like seneca think that he knew more about Shen Zhen's city planning than the hard-working city officials who are at this job?? his idiotic superiority complex at work???


Regulations on City Planning of the Shenzhen Municipality

(Adopted at the Twenty-second Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Second Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress on May 15, 1998 and revised according to “The Resolution on Revising of Article 8 of The City Planning Regulations of the Shenzhen Municipality” passed at the Sixth Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Third Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress on March 22, 2001)


Chapter I General Provisions


Article 1 In order to make city planning scientifically, conduct urban construction rationally, strengthen city planning administration and environmental protection, and ensure the implementation of city planning, these regulations are hereby formulated on the basis of The City Planning Law of the People’s Republic of China and the guiding principles of other laws and rules as well as in compliance with the practical conditions of the Shenzhen Municipality.


Article 2 The city planning region of the Shenzhen Municipality is referred to the administrative region of the Shenzhen Municipality.

       City planning within this administrative region shall be made and implemented according to these regulations.


Article 3 City plans shall be formulated in compliance with law, and may not be revised or repealed without legal procedure.

       Land use and all constructions shall accord with city planning and submit to its management.

       Infrastructure projects approved under city planning shall be incorporated into the Shenzhen municipal plan for economic and social development.


Article 4 City planning and construction shall follow the principle of sustainable development and promote economic, social, and environmental developments in coordination.

       City planning and construction shall ensure public interests in a society and reflect the principle of social justice.

       City planning and construction shall follow the principle to have land use economized and rationalized.


Article 5 The administration department of city planning of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government (hereinafter referred to as “the Municipal Government”) shall be the department responsible for city planning (hereinafter referred to as “the city planning department”) and in charge of its implementation and management.

       The representative offices of the municipal city planning department (hereinafter referred to as “the representative offices”) shall be responsible for implementation and management of city planning within their respective administrative districts.


Chapter II City Planning Commission


       Article 6 The Municipal Government shall establish a Shenzhen municipal city planning commission (hereinafter referred to as “the city planning commission”). The primary duties of this commission shall be as follows:

(1)    examining the drafts of a city-wide overall plan, sub-region plans, and district plans;

(2)    examining the selected locations of major projects which have not been approved and are still under consideration in city planning;

(3)    assigning a task to make an annual statutory graphic standard;

(4)    examining and approving a statutory graphic standard, and supervising its implementation;

(5)    examining and approving special plans;

(6)    fulfilling other duties authorized by the Municipal Government.


Article 7 The city planning commission shall consist of 29 members,

including civil servants, related experts, and public figures. The number of civil servants among them shall not be more than 14. The commission shall have the post of a chairperson, held by mayor, and two vice chairpersons. The vice chairpersons and other members of the commission shall be appointed by the Municipal Government. Each term of the membership shall be 3 years.


       Article 8 The city planning commission may set up committees specialized in development strategy, statutory graphic standard, construction and environment, etc. The city planning department shall discharge the routine duties of the city planning commission. With the commission’s authorization, the committee on statutory graphic standard may examine and approve statutory graphic standards.


       Article 9 The city planning commission shall have a meeting at least once every quarter at the call of chairperson or vice chairperson. The quorum for the meeting shall not be less than 15 and civil servants among them shall not be less than 8.


       Article 10 Any resolution of the city planning commission shall be adopted by a majority of more than two thirds of attendants.


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Cool It Guys!

The China Daily Community has largely been a friendly one. Whenever I find the time, I can't resist the temptation to log-on just to read the latest gossips :)
But alas, see what has become of an innocuous post by The Stud ?? Must it always descend into unnecessary bickering??
To be fair, part of Seneca's views have its merits although some of his sweeping remarks did not go down too well with others. We should thank him for highlighting the dangers of careless over-urbanisation. Calimero was correct to point out the errors in his post and Seneca himself had acknowledge the mistakes too. So, may I humbly suggest we adhere to the constructive theme of this Community in our views :)

Both Western and Asian civilisations have been around for "thousands of years" and it's not that cities such as Dongguan, Beijing, Chongqing, Rome, Athens and Egypt had just sprung up in the last century. So, the heated debate appears to be on the subject of Town & Country Planning which really took on a focussed role at the turn of the 1900s. Prior to that (and based on what I studied as a university student), cities evolved from economic growth. The haphazard growth followed the city structures of agrarian and mercantile trade to the later industrial revolution. It was the dirty tenements and crowded environment of the day that prompted people like Ebenezer Howard to express his concerns for the coordinated & planned development of cities. (Herein lies the similarities of Seneca :)

However, we must remember that Asian cities, by and large, are large population centres. European cities cannot be compared with them. Ricardo's theory on land economics tells us that land values are highest in the vicinity of the city centre. So, it is unavoidable that highly-populated cities will have to economise on land-use by building skyscrapers (New York and Tokyo are no exceptions).

Seneca's implication of the modernisation of Chinese cities is the result of poor planning and poor taste is most unfair and parochial. He should ask what have the Western planners achieved in the last 200 years of Hong Kong's development from a desolate island to today's concrete jungle (which he detests!), despite the wisdom and proper planning accumulated over thousands of years of Western civilisation.

Personally, I admire many of the modern cities in China today. Most of them can put Hong Kong, and even New York, Tokyo and not to mention, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham to shame in terms of conducive environmental habitat. The latter cities were not even built over thousands of years but they smack of the shortcomings highlighted by Seneca.
As the saying goes, "Rome was not built in a day". China has really opened up since the 1980s. Its modernisation may appear superficially in the form of city transformation but encompasses education, science, commerce, culture and the arts, albeit painfully slow. Sometimes I wonder what would become of China in the next 100 years (she doesn't need a thousand years for sure) - would she mature from the "learning phase" into a "creative phase"? If so, what kind of world would it be then?

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To the chinese poster Thestud.

I will repeat here a sample of his style of disscussions. This is an inseparable part of chinese culture of some of people who present themselves as Chinese.

>>I guess you are as ignorant as that resident racist xxx whose rear end you are so eager to wipe.
municipal govt of shen zhen had no say in the way they constructed their peasant-style buildings (yes, right in the middle of the city).

Learn and educate yourself before you bitch.<<<

After this short recall of the style thestud has inherited undoubtfully from his parents (and he continues to keep this family's tradition), please see the view made from the inside of thee "apartment " on the fifth floor of 7 or 8 strorey building.
To make things more clear there are more than 1 stairway, and many neighbours on one floor.
This block of flats does not belong to aborigen , but to a developer's company.
Happy living guarenteed. Shenzhen gnmt can do nothing about the building law(sic?)
You can see the steel bars and a window of very very close neigbour's window in the next building..

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Post time 2004-8-2 19:19:09 |Display all floors

seneca's fancy idea~~

Is seneca suggesting that China should let every village here grow in a natural way--that is,with no plan and no effort to develop them,and after some 2000 years later,we Chinese can finally see many of them turn into great cities such as Athens, or Istanbul or Bologna or Rome appear in China, and by that time we Chinese can have some top-class universities in some of those cities...well,by that time, is this seneca still able to comment on that?

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